Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 12:31:39 -0700
Reply-To: Debra Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
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From: Debra Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Antineoplastic Drug Disposal
Comments: To: LABSAFETY-L Discussion List ,

Apologies for the cross-posting. I know we've probably covered this before, but I just can't put my hands on the information this morning . A researcher is working with 3 antineoplastic drugs that are also considered hazardous materials/hazardous waste. Naturally, questions arise about disposal of clinical lab trash, animal and animal bits contaminated with these materials, animal bedding, etc. The 3 drugs are cytarabine, methotrexate, vincristine. Is disposal as hazardous waste appropriate or necessary? What about the medical waste potential? The haz waste folks won't take medical waste - the med waste folks won't take haz waste. Help! Thanks, Debbie ----------------- Debbie Decker EH&S UCDavis (530)754-7964 FAX (530)752-4527 dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here** Co-Conspirator to Make the World A Better Place -- Visit and join the conspiracy Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions, can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."

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